In the past year, Dell has really come out with some interesting products. And have shied away from their typical products. Their newest XPS 15 Windows laptop they showed off at Mobile World Congress this year blew everyone’s mind. With it’s beautiful bezel-less display. Then there was also the Dell Chromebook 11, which we reviewed a few months ago. And I was pretty impressed with how well it handled everything. Not to mention the little brother to the Dell Venue 10 we’re here to talk about, the Venue 8.
We’ve had the Dell Venue 10 In our hands for a few hours now and have had some time to use and get it set up, so we thought that we would jot down some quick first impressions of the tablet ahead of our full review. The Venue 10 is powered by the Intel Atom Z3580 processor, and I must say I’m pleasantly surprised at how well it has performed so far. I’ve used a few older Dell tablets with Intel chips inside and let’s just say, it wasn’t fun at all. I’d say the Atom Z3580 might be more powerful than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810. We’ll have to see how it stands up to games and other tasks before we write our full review.
The Venue 8 had a beautiful 2560 x 1440 resolution OLED display, and so does the Venue 10 7000. It’s just plain amazing. It’s great for watching content on YouTube, Google Play Movies, and other videos. As well as using it to be productive. Dell hasn’t preloaded any productivity apps on here really, but they do mention that Microsoft Office’s apps are available in the Play Store. As far as pre-installed apps go, there’s not too many here. The only one I wouldn’t use is probably McAfee, in fact, let’s go disable that right now.
The model we have is the 32GB WiFi with the keyboard dock. Which costs $680, which is in the realm of Microsoft Surface 3 pricing. So far, in our limited time of using the tablet, I’d say this would serve you better than a Surface 3. Of course, we’ll need to use it more to be sure. The keyboard layout is quite good, and the trackpad is surprisingly good as well. It’s like having a 10.5-inch laptop that runs almost stock Android Lollipop.
We’ll be giving the Venue 10 7000 a complete run through over the next week or so. Make sure you come back and read the full review.